Hi everyone, This probably belongs on the Community Board, but some of the threads there get a little scary to me. And, this board has always been so friendly. I hope you don't mind me posting here. We just found out that our children's school will be starting the redistricting process for August. We have heard through the rumor mill, that our area is one that will be sent to another school. There are many issues to that for us, both logicitially and emotionally for my kids. But the biggest issue is that the school we currently use is one mile from our home and the "new" school is more than eight miles from home. Not a huge distance, but our in-laws house is within walking distance to our current school and my parents like less than 1/2 mile to our current school. It makes life SO easy when someone is sick or even if one of the grandparents wants to drop by for lunch. Granted, this is all hear-say now and we are thinking the worst, but I'm wondering if anyone has gone through this with their children? Did you have any success appealing the decision? Some of the parents our area are organizing a letter-writing campaign to complain about the timing. The public hearings aren't until June/July and changes will go into effect mid-August. Doesn't really alllow those impacted much time. I'm not sure if participating in this campaign would make things better/worse? My daughter is heart-sick hearing some of the other kids talk about moving schools and she is asking a lot of questions about it. What do I say to ease her mind and help her get through the next few months of school? Any advice or insight would be most appreciated. The school is overcrowded and does need to be redistrcted. My issue is the speedy process that seems to be happening and the fact that there seems to be a no exception policy to what they decide. I also have issues that the public hearings are so close to the start of school. I would think it would take more time to hash these things out? It also doesn't really seeem "fair" as the obvious geographical boundaries seem to be ignored and it's falling more along the lines of some of our local election boundaries... Just looking for some feedback... Have a happy day everyone! Please no flames...it's always nice to be important but it's more important to be nice (or so that cliche goes).